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    Changing cash in Phuket

    I will be staying in Kata and then Patong, and will be taking cash. Any suggestions on the best places to change dollars to baht in Kata and Patong.
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    Check the FX booth rates as you pass them to find the best rate.
    2 on Ratty-tit road outside OTOP markets were always good but you'll find others.
    Cheers, Rob.
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    Changed cash today in Patong, the Blue changers called Currency Exchange TG tells me, (not sure that is correct though), were around .4 better than any other I checked. They have exchanges beach end of Bangla, other end near Rock City where I got 28.57, and another near Power Station near Christins.
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    So perhaps hang around Cristins Massage with the valid justification that the blue booths , that as Arliss says have become most competitive nowadays , and the Kasikorn green booth opposite OTOP are all close by and thats why you were there.... if somebody sees ya!
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    ( I personally would just hang out inside Cristins so nobody actually DID see me ...)

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    Good idea...I need a wash...I was English 250 years ago so I think it is a viable excuse...well maybe not with a Thai GF!
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    Getting a bit more than here in BKK.
    Into Patong tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiksilva View Post
    Getting a bit more than here in BKK.
    Into Patong tomorrow.
    Should be getting same or if not better at Superrich in BKK , 28.5 today
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    28.7 Thursday.
    28.6 yesterday.
    My bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiksilva View Post
    28.7 Thursday.
    28.6 yesterday.
    My bad
    May pay to cash up before here. When's landing?
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    Land 1pmish.
    Flying Orient Thai for the first time (hopefully not the last)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiksilva View Post
    Land 1pmish.
    Flying Orient Thai for the first time (hopefully not the last)
    MD82's have been flying for over 20 years so you'll be fine ... lifespan is [*checking stats*] ~ 20 years ...
    Cheers, Rob.
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    a little bit off topic
    but i usually just go to the ATM and take out the max
    but last year, when i went on holiday to Dominican Republic, i took a wad of cash and changed it as i needed
    and i felt i spent a lot less money than i usually do
    i would take out what i think i needed instead of having all this cash in my pocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    a little bit off topic
    but i usually just go to the ATM and take out the max
    but last year, when i went on holiday to Dominican Republic, i took a wad of cash and changed it as i needed
    and i felt i spent a lot less money than i usually do
    i would take out what i think i needed instead of having all this cash in my pocket
    I tend to use that system of trying to budget a few days and grab when need. With that system sometimes a winner,sometimes a loser with the rates. I use a Card for purchases, but try not to use for Cash as rate not as good and ATM fees
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arliss Michaels View Post
    I tend to use that system of trying to budget a few days and grab when need. With that system sometimes a winner,sometimes a loser with the rates. I use a Card for purchases, but try not to use for Cash as rate not as good and ATM fees
    i actually took 900usd cash with me
    didn't love carrying that money to there, but then just put it into the safe and took a couple hundred every other day
    mind you, i am not getting drunk every night anymore, that is usually when you wake and wonder where all your cash went 555

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    [QUOTE=MarcTwoSix;83263, i am not getting drunk every night anymore, that is usually when you wake and wonder where all your cash went 555[/QUOTE]

    Exactly, had a few of those in the past, and one just the other night with the Kamala crew - Nubbins leading me astray 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arliss Michaels View Post
    Exactly, had a few of those in the past, and one just the other night with the Kamala crew - Nubbins leading me astray 555
    when you wake up and hope some of the bills in your crumbled jeans are 1k or 500baht notes, but they always just a bunch of 20's and an odd 100note 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    when you wake up and hope some of the bills in your crumbled jeans are 1k or 500baht notes, but they always just a bunch of 20's and an odd 100note 555
    You have had those awkward moments too 555, usually more awkward if the wallet was like that next morning after a LT (Back in the past mind you) 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    when you wake up and hope some of the bills in your crumbled jeans are 1k or 500baht notes, but they always just a bunch of 20's and an odd 100note 555
    More than once, I've been happy to wake up and just find my crumpled up jeans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slampay View Post
    More than once, I've been happy to wake up and just find my crumpled up jeans...
    haha
    my gf in university had a grad party at her house in Brooklyn
    we went out after and i woke up at her parents house the next day
    I couldn't find my pants!! i swore i had pants on when i came home
    ended up my friend put them in his bag when he left early that morning
    being a Sunday, no stores were open until 12pm, so had to walk around in my boxers at my gf mom's house 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    haha
    my gf in university had a grad party at her house in Brooklyn
    we went out after and i woke up at her parents house the next day
    I couldn't find my pants!! i swore i had pants on when i came home
    ended up my friend put them in his bag when he left early that morning
    being a Sunday, no stores were open until 12pm, so had to walk around in my boxers at my gf mom's house 555
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